DC Union Market
Hope everyone had a great weekend! This past Sunday, Connor and I decided to wake up early and head down into DC to check out Union Market for the first time. I’m embarrassed to admit that it was my first time there since it opened almost a year ago.
The building used to be home to a massive food venue back in the 1800’s–and true to its roots, is now home to a variety of artisan food companies and eateries.
It was pretty quiet when we first arrived, so we grabbed a quick cup of coffee from Peregrine Espresso and sat outside to enjoy the nice weather. I also took a moment to stare longingly at some fresh peonies at a fresh flower stand within the market.
I have the worst guilt when it comes to buying flowers, seriously! What the heck is wrong with me?!
Not quite my favorite Ferry Building in San Francisco, but at least we’re attempting to create more spaces like this within the city! After walking around and exploring some of the vendors, Connor and I decided to grab breakfast at Buffalo & Bergen–whose small menu comprised of homemade bagels (made with NYC water!), knish, egg cream sodas, syrup sodas, craft beers, and some other fun drinks.
(P.S. I am totally obsessed with those pendant lights.)
I got this close to ordering a homemade french toast bagel (complete with powdered sugar and served warm with maple syrup)–but the jalapeno bagels were calling my name.
Connor ordered a delicious everything bagel complete with scrambled egg, bacon, and cheese. I stole a few bites here and there…
I desperately wanted to check out a store within the market called Salt & Sundry–which I initially read about in Food & Wine magazine not long ago–but alas, it didn’t open until later that morning. It is basically a food boutique full of vintage finds, tableware, and other food related gifts. I’m sure it would have been very dangerous on my wallet.
I’m so glad that DC is creating more and more spaces like this to support small food establishments and independent restaurants! Until next time…
9 Comments on “DC Union Market”
I adore DC and you captured a side of it I’ve never seen in your beautiful photos, Laura! Lovely post!
It’s always nice finding a new and fun place to visit–after living in DC for basically 22 years of my life, I forget to take advantage and explore new areas sometimes. I’m definitely going to head back soon! Thanks Georgia–you always leave the nicest comments.
What a cool looking place!!!!
Laura, this place looks incredible! NY Bagels in DC, that’s worth traveling for. And that Salt and Sundry shop sounds creative and excellent, but certainly dangerous. Thanks for sharing this spot!
It’s a great place! I can’t wait to go back and check out Salt & Sundry–it looked like an awesome little shop. Thanks Jared!
That looks really cool, I need to check it out next time I visit! Was the bagel NY quality?!
Tricky!!! They were very good–although we have a pretty awesome bagel place within walking distance of our apartment too.
Enjoy reading your blog and great introduction of Union Market DC. I have been here for 8 months now and have heard a lot of Union Market. I will put this market in the list to visit this summer. Thank you!
Thanks so much Usa! Welcome to the area and glad to have shared a new part of the city for you to visit someday soon!